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How to stop being so sensitive

How to stop being so sensitive

Photo by Cristian Newman I remember visiting my sister’s house in my mid-twenties. My family had flown out there from different parts of the country for a holiday reunion. Early one morning, my mom, dad and sisters were gathered in the kitchen having coffee and...

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What is an empath?

What is an empath?

If you’re like me, you feel the weight of the world in your being.    If you’re like me, you tend to feel other people’s emotions.   If you’re like me, you’re an empath.   What is an empath?   In a general nutshell, an empath is a person who has the...

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Don’t-try-to-be-Happy New Year!

Don’t-try-to-be-Happy New Year!

Everywhere I look, I see “Happy New Year!” plastered in my inbox and across social media. But we’re 3 days in to the new year and what if… you’re not happy?    Off to a bad start, eh?   Here’s a thought...   Don’t try to be happy this year.    Better yet,...

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A Decade in the Life of a Sensitive Soul

A Decade in the Life of a Sensitive Soul

I’ve been noticing a trend in my inbox - people reviewing their successes, lessons and failures in the past decade. Me? I don’t remember what I had for dinner last night, let alone what happened in the last 10 years. But on this final day of 2019, I woke...

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Worst. Gratitude List. Ever. (But So Powerful!)

Worst. Gratitude List. Ever. (But So Powerful!)

Yesterday, I wrote a “nice” gratitude post listing 7 things I’m grateful for. Today, I promised you a “naughty” one.    This is a difficult list to write, but once you master the art of writing this type of twisted list, you free yourself from the painful...

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7 things I’m grateful for…

7 things I’m grateful for…

For many in the US, Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on the things we’re grateful for. While gratitude is high on the vibration scale, appreciation is even higher. You want to get high? Start taking appreciation shots.    But to get to the pure...

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How to Move Through the Pain of a Tragedy

How to Move Through the Pain of a Tragedy

My 16 year old stepdaughter goes to Saugus High School - the very same school where a 16 year old boy, on his birthday last Thursday, opened fire with a .45 caliber handgun in the school’s outdoor Quad and shot 5 students before turning the gun on...

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Are you an Identifier, Survivor, Observer or Alchemist?

Are you an Identifier, Survivor, Observer or Alchemist?

Last week, I invited you to a free virtual event with The Shift Network [UPDATE: this event is over] where I talk about the 4 stages of emotional awakening for an empath and sensitive soul. Do you know which stage you’re in? Take this quiz to find out.  Knowing which...

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Aren’t I denying reality if I take the witness seat?

Aren’t I denying reality if I take the witness seat?

Photo by Anthony Tran In my last blog post, I shared an experience that happened to me over 20 years ago after I caught my then-boyfriend sleeping with another woman, and how I was graced with the gift of “witnessing” in the midst of the pain...

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I don’t care about how you feel

I don’t care about how you feel

I want to be lovingly (or brutally - you choose which word is accurate for you) honest with you today. Not that I’m not honest with you every time I write, but today, let’s get down to the core of how I really feel about your feelings.    The truth is: I...

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The Evolutionary Empath

The Evolutionary Empath

  [UPDATE: this event is over but you can listen to my talk here.]   A few weeks ago, I mentioned an interview I did with a major network where the host asked me, “What’s next for the evolving empath?” This has been brewing in me for the past couple of...

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What’s Next for the Evolving Empath?

What’s Next for the Evolving Empath?

I recently did an interview with a major network where I talked about being an empath, feeling deep emotions and how to transmute them. I’m sworn to secrecy about the details of the interview for now, but I’ll be able to talk about it later this month as...

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Answering the Call of Your Emotions

Answering the Call of Your Emotions

  “I want to watch that movie with you,” my stepdaughter said Friday night after watching “Five Feet Apart” with her friends. I asked her why, knowing that she’s already seen it twice.   “Because it’s devastating.”   “Why in the world would I want to...

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Dreading the family holiday gathering?

Photo by Carl Flor   I used to dread family holiday gatherings.   On one hand, I wanted to see my family for Christmas because we lived in different states and I missed them. I Iove the idea of family gathered around the Christmas tree opening presents...

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